Nirmala Sitharaman

Association of Power Producers Request Financial Support From Finance Minister

The Association of Power Producers recently wrote to the Minister of Finance highlighting the concerns of power debtors and extended litigations that have been egging the power sector The Association of Power Producers (APP) recently wrote to Minister of Finance, Nirmala Sitharaman, highlighting the concerns of power debtors and extended litigations that have been egging […]

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Solar Plants, Batteries Among 10 Sectors In Expanded PLI Scheme

The Union Cabinet has approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for 10 “key sectors”, including telecom, electronics, solar PV and batteries. With this move, the government has delivered on its promise to encourage manufacturing with direct interventions, especially for the solar PV manufacturing. The battery sector, or advanced chemistry cell (battery) as the government […]

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Big Bang? 90K Crores Credit Line For Discoms in Stimulus Package

After the Prime Minister announced his Rs 20 trillion stimulus package yesterday, in the morning today, we had written about how lack of any strong, concrete measures to solve the discom mess in India would be a very disappointing outcome for the power sector. The good news is, the sector has been saved disappointment in […]

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For India’s Power Sector, A Simple Test To Evaluate The $266 billion Stimulus

Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered yet another surprise, this time pleasant, in his 8 p.m address to the nation. The workaholic PM, whose evening addresses to the nation have achieved somewhat of a legendary status ever since the first big one delivered demonetisation in 2016, delivered one of his most enigmatic speeches, staying away […]

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Budget 2020 and Renewables. An Evolving Story

In the longest budget speech in history, the Finance Minister , Ms Nirmala Sitharaman managed to find a mention of the renewable sector, especially solar, at the beginning, middle and end, as it turned out. While the mention in the beginning was for the energy needs of farmers and the role of solar power, the […]

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Energy Storage Industry Sees New Opportunities in Sitharaman’s Budget 2020

Welcoming the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Union Budget 2020, which was tabled in the parliament today, the energy storage industry body India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) has sought numerous opportunities in this year’s Budget for the energy storage sector. From Sitharaman’s second Union Budget, the energy storage industry analyzed that it will not only provide […]

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Economic Survey 2019-20. Opportunity Ignored?

The Economic Survey for 2019-20 was presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today in parliament. The survey, which is taken as a useful indicator of government intent, though not always ability to take action, is notable for what it talks about, and perhaps worryingly, what it ignores. Thus, in a survey where there seems to […]

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Budget 2020: Solar Industry Seeks Policy Reforms for Ease of Doing Biz

With the release of the Economic Survey 2020 today, by the Chief Economic Adviser Krishnamurthy V Subramanian, which is the reflection of the Modi 2.0 government’s annual report card, all eyes are on the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget 2020 presentation on February 01, 2020. In Budget this year, Finance Minister Sitharaman is likely to […]

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Budget 2020: Solar Industry Wishlist for Sitharaman

Undoubtedly, the most important economic event of the year going to take place on February 01, 2020, when the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled her second Union Budget in the Parliament. It is widely expected that the main focus of the Narendra Modi 2.0 government will be on again kick starting the engine of economic […]

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